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Inflammatory epilepsy?

Posted on : 20-06-2011 | By : Fabio Sanchez | In : Research

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Could inflammation cause epilepsy? Many researches think that is the case. This is a new and exciting field of research that might bring about new ways to manage this terrible disease.

Here is one paper that suggests TNF alpha, an immune molecule with proinflammatory properties, can affect the way nerve cells respond to their environments.
Kiarash Riazi, Michael A. Galic, J. Brent Kuzmiski, Winnie Ho, Keith A. Sharkey, and Quentin J. Pittman
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 November 4; 105(44): 17151–17156. PMC:2579393